Human Factors Issues and the Impact of Technology on Society

Human Factors Issues and the Impact of Technology on Society

Heather Lum (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA)
ISBN13: 9781799864530|ISBN10: 1799864537|EISBN13: 9781799864554|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-6453-0

Description

This book examines the role of technology on our society. It focuses attention on specific human factors issues associated with technology use. Human factors is the scientific discipline concerned with the understanding of interactions among humans and other elements of a system, and the profession that applies theory, principles, data, and other methods to design in order to optimize human well-being and overall system performance. This book is geared toward human factors practitioners as they are conducting research, performing analyses, and creating better products and systems for users.

This topic is one that is only growing and is essential that we consider, as technology becomes ever more present in our daily lives. This not only impacts us now but is something we need to consider for the future. It is also incredibly important for those in the human factors profession to consider the impact of technology for their work and for the users they are helping design for. Therefore, this has immense impact and is important to study from a research perspective in order to advance our understanding of how technology works, how we work, and how we work withing the context of the technology we use.

The book is intended for other researchers in the field as well as the general public interested in what research and topics are being studied within the greater context of technology.

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